2009-2012 Cayman – Manual

2009-2012 Cayman – Manual

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Car Care Instructions

  • Please see the chapter "EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE" on page 186.

Regular and correct care helps to maintain the value of your car and is also a precondition for the New Vehicle Warranty and the Anti Corrosion Warranty.

Your authorized Porsche dealer has specially developed car-care products from the Porsche program available either singly or as complete car-care sets. They will be pleased to help you select suitable products.

Whether you use Porsche products or other commercially available cleaning agents first make sure of their correct application.

A Porsche that is well-cared for can look like new for years. It all depends on the amount of care the owner is willing to give the car.

Risk of serious personal injury or damage to the vehicle or property.

Cleaning agents may be hazardous to your health.

Most chemical cleaners are concentrates which require dilution. High concentrations might cause problems ranging from irritation to serious injury as well as damage to your vehicle.

  • Keep cleaning agents out of reach from children.
  • Observe all caution labels.
  • Always read directions on the container before using any product. These directions may contain information necessary to avoid personal injury.
  • Do not use fuel, kerosene, naphtha, nail polish remover or other volatile cleaning fluids. They may be toxic, flammable or hazardous in other ways. Only use spot removing fluids in a well vented area.
  • Do not clean the underside of chassis, fenders, wheel covers, etc., without protecting your hands and arms as you may cut yourself on sharp-edged metal parts.

Moisture and road salt on brakes may affect braking efficiency.

  • Test the brakes after each vehicle washing.

Decorative film

Risk of damage due to separation of the decorative film when cleaning your vehicle with high-pressure cleaning equipment or steam cleaners.

  • Do not use high-pressure cleaning equipment or steam cleaners for cleaning decorative film.

High-pressure cleaning units, steam cleaners

High-pressure cleaning units or steam cleaners can damage the following components:
– tires,
– logos, emblems,
– painted surfaces,
– alternator,
– ParkAssist sensors,

  • Please observe the operating instructions from the unit manufacturer.
  • When cleaning with a flat-jet nozzle or the like, maintain a minimum distance of 20 inches (50 cm).
  • Never use high-pressure cleaning units or steam cleaners with a round-jet nozzle. A highpressure cleaning unit or steam cleaners with round nozzle will damage your vehicle.
  • The tires are particularly susceptible to damage.
  • Do not point the cleaning jet directly at any of the aforementioned components.

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